New here, found out 4 days ago MBC
Hi all, I've written long posts on other discussion threads, but I'll keep it short here. I feel like I'll get more responses at this board till I know more about my dx and what other threads I need to check. I was dx 4 days ago with lung/abdomen and probably ureter mets. PET scan revealed. I'm not ready to hear stats…
Not dx with stage IV but feel it's coming
In short, I had a CT scan in August that showed a partially blocked ureter, a slight swollen kidney, bladder wall thickening, slight ascites, and my ovaries were hidden because of bowels but looked suspicious. The CT was to rule out a bump I felt in my upper adoment that my MO thought was nothing. It was nothing. But like…
Imaging Tests for Lobular Breast Cancer
Imaging Tests for Lobular Breast Cancer Nov 9, 2023 Maxine Jochelson, MD, explains the imaging tests for lobular breast cancer, as well as why lobular disease is harder to see on mammograms. Lobular breast cancer is cancer that starts in the lobules, the glands in the breast that produce milk. Lobular breast cancer is the…
Newly diagnosed HR- HER2+ with questions
Hi everyone - I was just diagnosed with HR-/HER2+ IDC/ILC, and have been reading up in these forums, seeking wisdom from people who have already been thru this. I have a couple questions I haven't been able to find answers for: 1. Is permanent chemo-brain inevitable (eg from TCHP or AC-THP)? Some of the discussion forums…
Re-excision and surprise DCIS near ILC tumor
Hi friends, I had lumpectomy surgery last week and rec'd pathology back. Some mixed news! Good margins on the 5 mm tumor, and no lymph node involvement! That is wonderful news! However, they found DCIS in one of the margins. Surgeon recommends removing that, too. Maybe about 1 mm in size. She said some people radiate that…
Newly Diagnosed with ILC
Hi everyone, it’s still feels strange to say that I have breast cancer. I’ve had a long journey with breast screenings, biopsies and surgeries. In 2017 I was diagnosed with LCIS which I was told was not cancer. I was given the option of preventive mastectomy or the watch and wait option as I had no genes for cancer,…
Has anyone here had mixed ILC/IDC which is HER2-positive?
Just curious. I had ER- PR- HER2+++ with mixed ILC/IDC.
ILC Stage IIIa but history of heart attack and stroke
Hello, all. I hope this is the right area to post. I had ADH removed in 2013 and am doing well. My mother is 81, had a heart attack in 2006 (two stints), and a stroke last year that left her with moderate receptiove and expressive aphasia. She has a MUGA (nuclear heart scan) next week so the oncologist can determine if her…